If you’re heading south into France from the UK this summer and your journey involves Le Mans, Paris, Bordeaux or any part of the southern reaches of France, then we have to share with you our … [Read more...] about The Better Way to Drive South in France From England
The more Francophobic of my friends often ask me what’s my fascination for the old French farmhouse style? I’ve an affection for them that outpaces the inevitable rose tinted glasses of holiday … [Read more...] about Why I Have A Thing For French Farmhouses
Anyone who has visited the Le Mans Museum right alongside the circuit entrance will be left with a burning desire to go and investigate the Mulsanne Straight. The desire to own a grey Porsche 911, … [Read more...] about Le Mans to Tours via that Mulsanne Straight
On 1st July this year, it will be 100 years since the commencement of what became known as the Battle of The Somme. Today, as we enjoy travelling around Europe, we often pass by the roadside memorials … [Read more...] about 100 Years ago, 19,240 Fell In One Day. The Somme Began.
France has a rich history of motor racing and while the country did not have the huge number of redundant post war military airfields that started motorsport in the UK, if you're enjoying a driving … [Read more...] about On Track in The Charente – Circuite de Haute Saintonge in France
Hybrid powered cars have been around for more than a decade now. They're part of our daily lives, yet until recently, I'd never really spent any time with one. You can read here about the ten days I … [Read more...] about Hybrid Driving Techniques – New Tricks Needed, or Simply Another Car?
This rather nifty and cost effective packet landed through the mail yesterday. There is an awful lot of smoke and mirrors right now about the latest legal requirements for carrying breathalysers when … [Read more...] about Driving in France? Better Be Ready To Blow
You may have read elsewhere here about the relationship we developed a few years ago with the Gendarmes in France. It can be an expensive relationship, with little reward on your part if you're … [Read more...] about Want to Avoid Speeding Fines in France? Blame Your Dog
Anyone used to driving throughout Europe on UK plates smugly thinking you're immune and un-catchable would do well to think again if visiting France this year. I had a trip to Nice planned last … [Read more...] about Andy Meets The Gendarmes